WESTWOOD—An offhand affirmation recently imparted by UCLA biochemistry professor Keith Abrams to one of his students was just enough to sustain the delusional fantasy the pupil has crafted around their nonexistent relationship. “I’ll admit, I was beginning to lose hope,” third-year McKayla Robinson confessed about the happily-married father of three. “Keith hadn’t called on me in over two weeks, and when I got my midterm back there was no smiley face next to my 63. But then, last Tuesday, I was coloring in a glucose molecule with my pink highlighter and he said it looked ‘interesting,’ and my faith was completely restored. Worth every docked point.” At press time, Robinson was seen smiling politely at a freshman two rows back, who took the gesture as fodder for a fantasy of his own.